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Old 09-24-2018, 05:51 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Shocked at the number of posters who said they use lard and/or bacon grease. Really, in this day and age? That is certain slow suicide. What does your doctor say about what you cook with? Or do you not tell him/her and act surprised when physical illnesses and ailments are diagnosed? I wonder how many different medications you're on for high blood pressure, sugar diabetes, and so forth.
Can't make good corn bread without bacon grease, nor can you make carnitas, tamales or refritos without lard. Maybe you should address your paranoia instead of preaching to others about what fats they use in their cooking.
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Shocked at the number of posters who said they use lard and/or bacon grease. Really, in this day and age? That is certain slow suicide. What does your doctor say about what you cook with? Or do you not tell him/her and act surprised when physical illnesses and ailments are diagnosed? I wonder how many different medications you're on for high blood pressure, sugar diabetes, and so forth.
Sorry to burst your bubble but the whole "lard is bad for you" is actually a result of a marketing campaign from Crisco when it first came out to get house wives to buy it instead.

first of all Lard is lower in saturated fat than butter and most animal fats.
It higher in heart healthy monosaturated fats and in it's natural form it has )0 trans fat.

Now I don't use it a lot because I only deep fry two things chicken and shrimp. LOL sorry I'm committing hari kari before giving up friend chicken.

I am 58 years old and have been cooking with lard my entire life coming from an old fashion southern black family. I have absolutely no medical issues, no one in my family has sugar diabetes. My father died at 87 from natural causes, did not suffer from a darn thing outside of arthritis. His older sister just weather hurricane florence at 100 years young.

personally I think the chemicals and preservatives are way worst than cooking oils.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:34 AM
 
Location: World
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Vegetable Oil (Great Value) from Walmart. It is Soyabean oil basically.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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All those scared of Canola oil- hold your breath.

We use Mustard oil- yes the same oil that has 40-45% erucic acid, and is supposed to destroy your heart. I am in my mid thirties and have a really healthy/ strong heart, according to my health check-up report which I received 3 months ago, so it seems to have worked out for me.

Heck my dad is 70+ and can outwalk many men in their 40's, so he is not doing bad either.

Moral: Eat what your ancestors have eaten for years, after accounting for the difference in lifestyle.

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Old 09-24-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Can't make good corn bread without bacon grease, nor can you make carnitas, tamales or refritos without lard. Maybe you should address your paranoia instead of preaching to others about what fats they use in their cooking.
Gpod for you. Of course if we eat lard or bacon grease daily we might develop health problems but once every couple of weeks, for heaven's sake people, lighten up a bit. And I don't know about you, but when I do use bacon grease I use only a little bit.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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All those scared of Canola oil- hold your breath.

We use Mustard oil- yes the same oil that has 40-45% erucic acid, and is supposed to destroy your heart. I am in my mid thirties and have a really healthy/ strong heart, according to my health check-up report which I received 3 months ago, so it seems to have worked out for me.

Heck my dad is 70+ and can outwalk many men in their 40's, so he is not doing bad either.

Moral: Eat what your ancestors have eaten for years, after accounting for the difference in lifestyle.

Interesting. Can we get Mustard Oil in supermarkets here in USA or Europe?


I have seen Mustard Oil being used in Indian cuisine like Fish Curry or Pickles !!!
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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I'm surprised no mention of Safflower Oil. It's my cooking oil of choice with a higher smokepoint than most, has no flavor transfer and many health benefits. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322245.php Target carries the high-quality Spectrum brand at an affordable price, around $7-$8 for a 16 oz bottle.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Shocked at the number of posters who said they use lard and/or bacon grease. Really, in this day and age? That is certain slow suicide. What does your doctor say about what you cook with? Or do you not tell him/her and act surprised when physical illnesses and ailments are diagnosed? I wonder how many different medications you're on for high blood pressure, sugar diabetes, and so forth.
Almost 82 if that makes a difference: we use canola oil and I do use some bacon grease. A lot no, but I do use it. I also use lard in some of my Christmas baking. So far am I on meds? Of course, but all I am on is is Thyroid and a very low dose of blood pressure meds. I feel good for my age, am active and our home health nurse, which comes once a year is amazed at how few meds we take, So, I guess not all of us have problems because we do eat some heavy fats once in awhile. I also drink a couple of glasses of wine a day, sometimes 3 and my liver is fine. Has anyone ever told you: everything in moderation. We rarely eat fast foods and we eat very few processed food. Yet, I am not saying "never"
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Gpod for you. Of course if we eat lard or bacon grease daily we might develop health problems but once every couple of weeks, for heaven's sake people, lighten up a bit. And I don't know about you, but when I do use bacon grease I use only a little bit.
thank you nmnita.

I have a variety of oils and greased for a variety of different cooking. I love steamed or sauteed string beans, sautee them in a dash of bacon grease for a delicious taste.

lol, I swear by lard for the best pie crust but really how often am I whipping a homemade fruit pie? maybe twice a year if my family is lucky.

I really think that's why many folks are turned off my health advocates, we take simple things and blow them waaay out of portion
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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I'm surprised no mention of Safflower Oil. It's my cooking oil of choice with a higher smokepoint than most, has no flavor transfer and many health benefits. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322245.php Target carries the high-quality Spectrum brand at an affordable price, around $7-$8 for a 16 oz bottle.
thanks for the tip. I had never heard of it.
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